...and that's the million dollar question! What format would work here. Oh, and by "working" I mean making money, entertaining listeners and making advertisers happy. If it doesn't have ALL THREE ELEMENTS, don't bother answering because, chances are, we've all heard it before and we DO know how it will affect Q100.
As for me, I would say we need a station that is willing to take a risk and do something no other station will do in this market...create a station that appeals to as many folks as possible. Now I understand you can't please everybody but, not so many years ago, stations would take the best of whatever was hot and play it as their format. That was the beginnings of popular music (Elvis, Herb Alpert, The Beatles, Frankie Laine, Ray Stevens, etc.)
Music was collected from all formats and commercial time was limited. Listeners were considered to be gold and to be treated as such. Advertisers were also. Unfortunately, we all have the need for greed and so good business gave way to making more money. So, maybe we can return to a format that mixes some of the best of pop, rap, R & B, Jazz, Classical, Oldies or whatever. If done with the listener in mind, maybe...
I would throughly agree. This would be so refreshing to hear.. Herb Alpert?? What a name from the past and I truly think that with the Re-Release of almost all of his old product, that would be neat and make commercial radio something to listen to again.